This week for Kiwi Sports, we played Rippa Rugby with some of the LS1 students, which was run by coach Chelsea from Kelly Sports.
First, we learnt the rules of rippa rugby. Those rules were no forward passes, there are only 5 rips, always behind the referee when the person gets ripped, and if you step out it’s a hand over.
Next, we played a warm up game where everyone had to rip each other’s tags. The rules were you have to stay on the court, you can’t fend when someone is trying to rip you, and if both of your tags get ripped you’re out. We played two rounds of this game.
After that, we practised our passing. We did this drill in pairs and we had to make sure we had our hands in a W shape so our partner knows where to pass the ball to. We practised this drill for a while to help us with our passing, aiming, and catching.
Lastly, we played a game of rippa which was people with yellow tags vs people with red tags. I was in the red team. When we finished, I thought the score was close but I’m unsure who won.
I enjoyed this session because it gave an oppertunity to learn and improve skills used in rippa rugby.